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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Faculty and Administration


Program Directors
Faculty


PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Allied Health Paul Longenecker
Business Eric Lloyd
Education Dee Knoblauch
Educational Mathematics Jeffrey Smith
Nursing, ADN to MSN Joy Shoemaker
Nursing, Advanced Practice to FNP Joy Shoemaker
Nursing, Nuse Anesthesia Brian Garrett
Nursing, Post Master’s DNP John Chovan
Nursing, Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner John Chovan
   

FACULTY

Departments of: Allied Health; Business, Accounting, and Economics; Education; Educational Mathematics; Nursing

 

Kyriacos C. Aristotelous, 1993-
Professor in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1989
M.A., University of Delaware, 1988
B.S., Iowa State University, 1986
Research interests:
International trade; economic development and growth; applied macroeconomics.

 

Kacy Ballard, 2013-
Instructor in the Department of Nursing
D.N.P., Otterbein University, 2016
M.S.N., DePaul University, 2001
B.S.N., Wright State University, 1994
Research interests:
Medication Errors in Anesthesia: Improving reporting practices.

 

Ryan Berndt, 2008-
Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2003
B.A., University of Chicago, 1996
Research interests:
Fourier transform and weighted inequalities.

 

Kristine Bourdage, 2007-
Associate Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2007
M.S., SUNY College at Potsdam, 1995
B.A., SUNY College at Potsdam, 1993
Research interests:
Classroom discourse and reading comprehension.

 

Robert Braun, 2011-
Associate Professor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 2012
M.P.H., George Washington University, 2002
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1994
Research interests:
Health equity - elimination of health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities

 

Susan Butz, 2005-
Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing
D.N.P., Otterbein University, 2013
M.S.N., Otterbein University, 2004
B.S.N., Otterbein University, 2001
Research interests:
DNP project: osteoporosis screening, at point of care for mammography: a bone health initiative project.

 

Ruth Chavez, 1993-
Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing
D.N.P., The Ohio State University, 2013
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1978
B.S.N., The Ohio State University, 1975
Research interests:
Pediatrics, health and wellness.

 

Daniel Cho, 2006-
Associate Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., UCLA, 2006
M.A., Pepperdine University, 2000
B.A., UCLA, 1999
Research interests:
Expanding the boundaries of educational philosophy; examining the pedagogical function of culture; rethinking the purpose of school; and pedagogy in contemporary society.

 

John D. Chovan, 2011-
Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing
D.N.P., The Ohio State University, 2011
M.S., The Ohio State University, 2007
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1990
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1984
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1982
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1980
Research interests:
Psychiatric and mental health nursing, palliative care, nursing models, gerontology, holistic nursing, health care systems, leadership, quantitative/qualitative research, thinking and learning, technology.

 

Susan D. Constable, 2004-
Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1997
M.S., State University of New York at Cortland, 1989
B.A., State University of New York at Cortland, 1985
Research interests:
Contexts for early literacy learning; effective literacy schools; adolescent literacy.

 

Don E. Eskew, 1993-
Professor in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993
M.A., University of Kansas, 1987
B.S., Indiana University, 1982
Research interests:
Compensation; recruitment; training; organizational behavior in management; perceived fairness of human resources policies and procedures.

 

Kim Fischer, 2004-
Associate Professor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1994
M.A., Michigan State University, 1979
B.A., The College of Wooster, 1978
Research interests:
Exercise physiology, health and fitness.

 

Brian E. Garrett, 2009-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing, Director of the CRNA Program
B.S.N., The Ohio State University, 1996
M.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 2003
Research interests:
Practice barriers for Advanced Practice Nurses, Pharmacology and Physiology.

 

Jacqueline J. Haverkamp, 2006-
Chairperson and Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing
M.B.A. Otterbein University, 2016
D.N.P., The Ohio State University, 2012
M.S.N., Otterbein University, 2004
B.S.N., Franklin University, 1997
A.S.N., Otterbein University, 1981

Research interests:
Research involving the comparison of nursing characteristics (especially education levels) to better patient outcomes (in particular to morality rates, failure-to-rescue rates, infections rates, and medication errors); comparing nurse competency levels (eg: clinical ladders) with outcomes.

 

Kirk Hummer, 2006-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing
D.N.P., Otterbein University, 2013
M.S.N., Otterbein University, 2008
M.B.A., The University of Dayton, 1993
B.S.N., Thiel College, 1985
Research interests:
Emergency and urgent care practice; procedural skills for APRNs; healthcare administration.

 

Kirk Kayser, 2018-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science 
P.H.D., Arizona State University, 2018
M.S., The University of Toledo, 2014
B.S., The University of Toledo, 2011
Research interests:
Socio-economic modeling using kinetic exchange models of markets and complex systems to describe the impact of risk pooling and wealth redistribution policies on economic growth; game theoretic models for examining conditions for stable economic cooperation; statistical models for data mining and decisions.

 

Hyuk Kim, 2014-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2010
M.S., Rutgers University, 2005
M.S., Seton Hall University, 2003
B.A., Seoul National University, 1993
Research interests:
International business and strategy.

 

Deanne E. Knoblauch, 2004-
Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2004
M.A., The Ohio State University, 2003
M.A., Eastern Michigan University, 1987
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1983
Research interests:
Teacher education; multicultural education; teachers’ sense of efficacy.

 

Michael A. Levin, 2008-
Associate Professor of Marketing in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2008
M.A., University of Iowa, 1998
B.B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1993
Research interests:
Strategy, innovation, market orientation, technology.

 

Yiyuan “Ava” Liu
Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2013
B.Econ., University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, 2003
B.Eng., University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, 2003

Research interests:
Online pricing, behavioral pricing, search engine marketing, quantitative modeling, meta-analysis, conjoint analysis

 

Paul Longenecker, 2012-
Senior Instructor in the Department of Health and Sport Science
Ph.D., Kennedy-Western University, 2004
M.B.A., University of Toledo, 1989
B.S.N., University of Toledo, 1982
Associate Degree, Owens Technical College, 1977
Research interests:
Leadership, non-profit management, organizational culture, end-of-life care.

 

Shirine L. Mafi, 1987-
Professor in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2000
M.B.A., Marshall University, 1979
B.S., Marshall University, 1977
Research interests:
Quality management both in services and manufacturing, positive psychology, design thinking, and business education.

 

Grace McDaniel, 1996-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1987
B.S., Capital University, 1983
Research interests:
Multicultural education, teacher education, education of homeless and students in poverty.

 

Allison McGrath, 2018-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., University of Illinois - Chicago, 2016
M.S., University of Illinois - Chicago, 2008
B.S., Indiana University - Bloomington, 2005
Research interests:
Students with learnings disabilities, science instruction, inclusion

 

Jeremy Moore, 2011-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2011
M.S., Ohio University, 2008
B.S., Ohio University, 2004
Research interests:
Ring Theory, Module Theory.

 

Adriana Nenciu, 2009-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D., The University of Florida, 2006
M.S., The University of Florida, 2004
M.S., The University of Bucharest, 1998 
B.S., The University of Bucharest, 1997
Research interests:
Group Theory, Representation Theory, Characters of Finite Groups
 

Shelley Payne, 2010-
Associate Professor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Ph.D., University of Indianapolis, 2010
M.S., University of Indianapolis, 1997
B.A., DePauw University, 1995
Research interests:
Lower extremity biomechanics, ACL rehabilitation, Student learning and Self-Directed Learning Readiness, Team-Based Learning.

 

Pei Pei, 2016-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014
M.Sc., East China Normal University, 2008
B.Sc., East China Normal University, 2005
Research interests:
Partial Differential Equations, Analysis, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Matrix Theory, Math Biology

 

Kathryn Plank, 2012-
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning; Associate Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., Penn State University, 1996
M.A., Penn State University, 1988
B.A., Kent State University, 1986
Research interests:
Scholarship of educational development, scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), program assessment, diversity, team teaching, course design, and online learning.

 

Regina Prusinski, 2013-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing
D.N.P., The Ohio State University, 2013
M.S.N., Duke University, 2006
B.S.N., University of North Carolina, 2005
B.S., Defiance College, 2000
Research interests:
Congenital heart population; critical thinking; acute care in pediatrics.

 

Joan E. Rocks, 1992-
Professor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Ph.D., University of Toledo, 2004
M.S., Canisius College, 1987
B.S., Marietta College, 1986
Research interests:
Student learning and teaching pedagogies that would enhance the transfer of information from the classroom to the clinical setting.

 

Diane Ross, 2001-
Associate Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2004
M.A. Ed, The University of Akron, 1990
B.S., The College of Wooster, 1980
Research interests:
Social justice; educational technology, middle childhood education.

Barbara H. Schaffner, 1985-
Dean of the School of Professional Studies and the Graduate School, Professor in the Department of Nursing
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1992
M.S.N., Indiana University, 1981
B.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 1977
Research interests:
Research on nursing interventions; child health; alternative therapies; primary care (pediatric practitioner).

 

Carrie Scheckelhoff,  2009-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1997
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1993
B.A., Hiram College, 1989
Research interests:
21st century multidimensional literacy practices in elementary classrooms.

Wendy Sherman Heckler, 2007-
Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2001
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1997
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1991
Research interests:
Science education.

 

Joy Shoemaker, 2009-
Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing
D.N.P., Otterbein University, 2013
M.S.N., Otterbein University, 2002
B.S.N., Otterbein University, 2000
A.D.N., Northhampton County Area Community College, 1985
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1980
Research interests:
Women’s health; prison nursery experience for mother-inmate and children (birth-36 months); effective strategies for educating and preparing BSN/FNP nursing students to achieve first-time passing on national certification/licensure examinations; transgender health.

 

Jeffrey P. Smith, 2000-
Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1989
B.S.E., The Ohio State University, 1986
Research interests:
Use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics, Cognitively Guided Instruction in Mathematics.

 

Erica Van Dop, 2012-
Instructor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, in progress
M.S., Purdue University, 2011
B.S., Wheaton College, 2005
Research interests:
Exercise and health-related behavior adherence and motivation.

 

Bethany Vosburg-Bluem, 2013-
Assistant Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012
M.A., The Ohio State University, 2012
M.A., Wright State University, 2001
B.S., Wright State University, 1988
Research interests:
Sustainability and environmental education in the social studies curriculum; sustainability education in teacher education; integrating sustainability education into the general curriculum.

 

Paul J. Wendel, 2012-
Associate Professor in the Department of Education
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008
M.A., Kent State University, 2003
M.S., University of Akron, 1998
B.S., Kent State University, 1988
Research Interests:
Evolution Education, Physics Education, Classroom Management

 

Dennis J. Whalen, 2000-
Associate Professor in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2000
M.B.A., Syracuse University, 1986
B.S., University of Scranton, 1982
Research interests:
Derivative securities; market microstructure; earnings announcements; capital structure.

 

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